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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lecture with Professor Mordechai Zalkin "Can Jews Become Farmers? Rurality, Peasantry, and Cultural Identity in the World of the 19th Century Lithuanian Rural Jew"

Description:
Agriculture as a vocation was not considered as part of the occupational profile of Jewish society in Eastern Europe until World War II. However, various studies show that in different places in this region, primarily Lithuania, White Russia and Bessarabia, tens of thousands of Jews, living in small villages and farms, made a living from direct engagement in various branches of agriculture, including field crops and orchards. Professor Zalkin of Ben-Gurion University will examine the possible influence of the agricultural occupation on the shaping of a unique peasant cultural identity among these rural Jews and the ways they coped with the accompanying implications. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 27, 2012
Start Time:
12:30 PM
End Time:
2:00 PM
Room:
0142 Holzapfel Hall
Venue:
JWST Seminar Room
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
www.jewishstudies.umd.edu/events
Other Contact Information:
Debra Ann Kirsch The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies +1 301 405 4975 dakirsch@umd.edu www.jewishstudies.umd.edu
Ticket Information
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